TAAT Conference 2020


November 5-6, 2020, Virtual


The focus of this year’s event is the need for a virtual to identifying and using digital technologies and creative tools to modify educational and therapy sessions offered onsite at schools (while maintaining social distance) and virtually for students at home. Sessions will focus on identifying potential tools, programs, resources, web supports, and innovative assistive technologies that can be used to create unique approaches to intervention, with input from all stakeholders while addressing a wide range of topics and tools. Topic examples include: the use of visual and core vocabulary supports for adapting communication, using shared reading activities to support literacy for students with communication needs, accessibility of the home using mobile technologies, integrated accessibility tools, providing accommodations for students with visual and/or hearing impairments, using a range of AAC interventions to foster visually-supported communication, accessing community resources for specific support for families during COVID-19, adapting academic instruction and assessment for virtual access and participation, use of commercially available software technologies (such as PowerPoint, BitsBoard, Boom Cards, Google Read&Write, etc.) for improving curriculum access, how to promote engagement involving use of speech generating devices during remote instruction, use of adaptive tools for increased computer accessibility, mobile device apps and software supports, the role of family members and caregivers as educators in the home, and more.


Learning Outcomes:

Describe the benefits of using a multi-modal approach for identification, implementation use of AT within virtual instruction to meet the needs of each learner

Describe commercially available platforms, programs, and tools that can be used to act as assistive technologies onsite and in virtual learning activities

Identify adaptive access options for PC and mobile devices that can support students with physical disabilities and communication/learning needs during virtual instruction.

Identify the continuum of no-tech to high-tech supports that can be used for alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) supports to students with speech and language impairments

Understand and describe the importance of using AT supports within virtual activities for students with physical and/or cognitive disabilities

Modify academic instruction and related materials using a wide range of digital AT strategies and tools to support students with special needs

Identify common tools or programs that can be used virtually to create visual supports for children with speech and language impairments and/or intellectual disabilities

Identify specific student groups who might benefit from specific technologies


CEUs This activity is offered for up to 1.3 CEUs (13.0 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:  

Download and complete the following forms.

Save the files names: 201106_TAAT_Lastname_Firstname

Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org

Upon completion of the two forms and passing the quiz, a CEU certificate will be sent

Note: If any difficulty is encountered in using this form, write to ceus@aacinstitute.org to request an alternative file format.